How White Spaces Are Formatted

Q

How White Spaces Are Formatted? - CSS Tutorials - Understanding Multiple Element Formatting Rules

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A

White spaces are formatted depending where they are located:

  • White spaces will be ignored between block elements.
  • White spaces will be preserved in <PRE> tags.
  • White spaces will be collapsed into a single white space unit in a non-empty block element.
  • White spaces will be ignored in an empty block element.

The following tutorial exercise shows you some good white space examples in a HTML and CSS document:

<html><head>
<style type="text/css">
  DIV.page {width: 425px; border: 1px solid black}
  P {margin: 0px}
  PRE {margin: 0px}
  P#p1 {background-color: #ffdddd}
  P#p2 {background-color: #ddffdd}
  P#p3 {background-color: #ddddff}
  P#p4 {background-color: #ffffdd}
  P#p5 {background-color: #ddffff}
  PRE#p6 {background-color: #ffddff}
</style>
</head><body><div class="page">
<H3>Examples of White Spaces</H3>
<p id=p1>P1: Wh i   t e

sp a c es in a non-empty block.</p>
<p id=p2>P2: White spaces between this block
and the next block.</p>



   <p id=p3>P3: White spaces between this block
and the above block.</p>
<p id=p4>P4: The next block is an empty block 
with white spaces.</p>  
<p id=p5>

<strong></strong>

   </p>
<pre id=p6>P6: Wh i   t e

sp a c es in a preserved block.</pre>
<div></body></html>

Save this document as whiteSpaces.html, and view it with a browser, you will see something like this:
            White Space

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